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Buying Category Manager - 1 year contract

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Buying Category Manager - 1 year contract

ReferenceAA4001_913829
RecruiterVertical Advantage
Industry SectorGrocery, Non-Grocery, Retail
SalaryNegotiable
BenefitsCompetitive salary + Benefits
Town/CityWest Midlands
LocationsBirmingham, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted10 August 2018

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A market leading retail brand are looking for an experience Buyer to take on a management role on an initial 1 year contract.

The Organisation

You will be working for a market leading, heritage brand, at the heart of the British high street. The business has a reputation for quality products and a modern product range.

The business is also known for their promotional activity, making category management a crucial centre piece to all commercial activity.

The Role

Working in a lead buying position, you will have control of a major, trendy category, which has seen significant growth over the last 18 months.

You will lead on supplier negotiations and range reviews, building the category and working collaboratively with marketing and project teams to ensure availability during promotional campaigns.

You will have a number of direct reports to support with category administration.

The Person

You will come from a retail or FMCG purchasing background, with demonstrable evidence of a category led approach – factoring in continuous reviews of portfolio performance, trend led analysis, supplier diversification.

You will have strong, developed negotiation skills, with some flair for creativity. In interviews, you can expected to be tested on broad commercial awareness and key trends. You are likely to be asked about your communication style and time management.

Please apply for full details about this opportunity.

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Recruiter: Vertical Advantage
Tel: +44 (0)207 438 1565
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